Journalist Ryan Prior Discusses His Upcoming Book on Long Covid, The Long Haul

By David Tuller, DrPH

CNN journalist Ryan Prior is the author of an upcoming book on long Covid called The Long Haul: Solving the Puzzle of the Pandemic’s Long Haulers and How They Are Changing Healthcare Forever. Ryan, who is 32, has struggled with ME/CFS for half of his life—he first got sick in October, 2006, just before his 17th birthday, and was diagnosed the following year. His documentary about the illness, Forgotten Plague, was released in 2015.  

I’ve known Ryan for almost a decade through my reporting on ME/CFS. We recently spoke about his book, which will be published in mid-November, his current health, and the great need for services for those suffering from the long-term impacts of Covid-19.